Holidays in Gibraltar
More than just a British outpost, the city of Gibraltar also has the arresting views and natural attractions you’d expect from the Mediterranean. Along with the sub-tropical climate you can rely on from neighbouring North Africa. Gibraltar holidays introduce you to its attractive old town and small sandy beaches, all easily reachable within a compact area.
This Rock of Gibraltar, jutting out from the Andalusian coast, has streets lined with English tearooms, pubs and red post boxes. Its rocky peak, accessible by cable car, has stunning views of the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and Morocco’s Rif mountains. There is also a nature reserve, home to its Barbary Macaque monkeys, and its slopes conceal stalactite-filled limestone grottos such as the dramatic St Michael’s Cave. Most visitors fly to Gibraltar to relax – venturing to the small sandy beaches at Catalan and Sandy Bay from the hot summertime through mild winters.
Just beyond the airport is the Spanish border town of La Linea de la Concepcion, so close that many visitors and Gibraltarians stroll there to eat dinner in beachside restaurants. The western beaches of the Costa del Sol and the glamorous resort of Marbella are within easy reach for a day trip.